Press Releases 2017

UWTSD Faculty of Art and Design get ready to welcome Saatchi&Saatchi Wellness as part of Design Week.

19.01.2017

UWTSD’s Swansea School of Art and Design are looking forward to welcoming creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and former graduate Niaomi Urch, who now works for the business, to its Design Week. 

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The faculty’s School of Visual Communication are busy making the final preparations for Design Week which gets underway in Swansea on Monday, 23 January. Events will be taking place every day and the Faculty will welcome a wide range of creative agencies and industry professionals to give students valuable work experience. The Faculty will be hosting a series of lectures, workshops and feedback sessions from industry professionals such as the Association of Illustrators (AOI) and the Young Creative Council. The event is always a great success and in the past, has led students to graduate employment opportunities and placements.

This year, the School of Visual Communication will be hosting a day-long workshop hosted with Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness (SSW). SSW are a creative agency who focus specifically on the promotion of health, wellbeing and personal welfare and are part of the Saatchi & Saatchi group. The day, which is entitled ‘This AS Life,’ will be hosted by UWTSD graduate Niaomi Urch, who graduated in 2011 and now works for SSW.

They are also pleased to welcome back local design and advertising agency Waters Creative, who will be hosting a day workshop in which students will be gain real experience of working to a creative brief. The company will be setting students their task in the morning and require work to be submitted by 3.30pm, giving them a taste of day to day life in the creative industries. Waters Creative was set up in 2004 by UWTSD graduate Rhian East and her business partner, Rachael Wheatley. It began life as an entrepreneurial start up and has now grown to be a major competitor in its field in South Wales, boasting such high profile clients as O2, the Admiral Group and Welsh Government.

Other highlights of the programme include the launch of a limited edition David Bowie print by Leeds-based print company Celloglas, a portfolio surgery from illustrator and concept artist Mike Redman and a session for budding Graphic Designers with a selection of successful UWTSD graduates.

Donna Williams Course Director of Graphic Design said: “We are delighted to be once again hosting our third “Design Week’ with graduates from Swansea College of Art and leading Art and Design Companies. It is always a very busy week with lots of laughter mixed in with challenging and intensive workshops. It is also a great opportunity for prospective employers to spot the up and coming graduates.”

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: Catherine.Hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788